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  • Every district game ‘must win’ now for Zephyrhills

    Every district game ‘must win’ now for Zephyrhills The statistics do not jump off the screen.  Zephyrhills rushes for 185 yards per game, pretty much average for teams across Florida. No one running back has eye-popping stats. Senior Jaylen Pickett leads the team with 404 yards and three touchdowns in five games.  Yet the Bulldogs are 4-1 and ...
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    Thu. Oct. 09, 2014 at 6:29 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Cotey: Time for this HomeTeamer to bow out

    Cotey: Time for this HomeTeamer to bow out When HomeTeam was launched in 2007, my first column was about all the reasons I love high school sports. The people, the places, the big  games, the rivalries, the kids and of course the concession stands. In seven years, that list is even longer, but now it’s filled with the ...
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    Thu. Oct. 09, 2014 at 3:36 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Football: Berkeley Prep 30, Fort Meade 7

    TAMPA — The Fort Meade fans unfurled a huge yellow banner that nearly blanketed the entire visitor stands prior to the second half kickoff of a game delayed after the lights went out at Berkeley Prep last week. It read: “Keep the lights on, you don’t want to miss the ...
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    Wed. Oct. 08, 2014 at 10:26 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • North Suncoast Game of the Week: Gulf 31, Hudson 22

    North Suncoast Game of the Week: Gulf 31, Hudson 22 NEW PORT RICHEY — After a half in which they failed to move the ball when they weren’t fumbling it away, the Gulf Buccaneers went into the locker room and, from the looks of it, handed their uniforms to completely different guys who came out and dominated Hudson in the ...
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    Sat. Oct. 04, 2014 at 1:02 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Midweek Grab Bag: District action heats up

    Midweek Grab Bag: District action heats up What would the first week of some big district games be without a special edition Grab Bag, playoff prognostication style?   Class 8A-6 Teams: Plant (4-1, 1-0), Wharton (2-3, 1-0), Newsome (2-3, 1-0), Riverview (1-3, 0-1), Bloomingdale (3-1, 0-1), Alonso (2-3, 0-1) Three key stats 1. Plant has the leading ...
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    Wed. Oct. 01, 2014 at 5:03 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • HomeTeam 25: Blink and you'll miss a pop quiz

    HomeTeam 25: Blink and you'll miss a pop quiz 1. (1) Armwood (5-0) Last week: Beat Jefferson 42-0 This week: Bye Lowdown: I’m not saying this is the Most Incredible Stat in the History of Football Stats, but I am saying that if I were considering a list of incredible stats for Most Incredible Stat in the History of ...
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    Mon. Sept. 29, 2014 at 3:24 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Sunday Morning QB: Approaching midseason

    Sunday Morning QB: Approaching midseason SMQ team of the week Clearwater Central Catholic: The Marauders, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, had eight players nursing injuries during the week. Five were healed enough to play, but the Marauders still were without two of their offensive linemen for a matchup against Ocala Trinity Catholic, No. 4 ...
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    Sun. Sept. 28, 2014 at 9:54 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Hillsborough Game of the Week: Hillsborough 32, Lennard 26

    Hillsborough Game of the Week: Hillsborough 32, Lennard 26 RUSKIN — The rain had slowed, the teams had shook hands and Lennard coach Keith Chattin had spoken to his crestfallen kids. The disappointment of the 32-26 district loss was only just beginning to settle in and eat away at Chattin. As he walked off the field, he slapped his ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 1:11 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Midweek Grab Bag: At least one more week of Lennard love

    Midweek Grab Bag: At least one more week of Lennard love Welcome to the Midweek Grab Bag. We suggest you pour yourself a nice cool beverage, find a comfortable place to sit, and enjoy a nice bowl of numbers soup.  Power rankings  Here are the 20 hottest things in high school football right now. 1. (NR) The weather: Seriously, that rain ...
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    Wed. Sept. 24, 2014 at 5:19 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Cross country: Tampa Bay honor roll

    Cross country: Tampa Bay honor roll Boys Jack Guyton, Plant 16:02.60 (Wiregrass Run With the Bulls) Hafton Fliegelman, Durant 16:22 (East Hillsborough Invitational) Luke Whitmore, Plant City 16:29  (East Hillsborough Invitational) James Zentmeyer, Sickles 16:35 (West Hillsborough Invite) Zach Weaver, Pasco 16:38.19 (Steven Villarreal Memorial) Aaron Harper, Newsome 16:40  (East Hillsborough Invitational) Trevor Foley, Nature Coast ...
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    Tue. Sept. 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Christopher Faddoul, male winner for Sept. 13-19

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Christopher Faddoul, male winner for Sept. 13-19 Male winner: Christopher Faddoul, Wiregrass Ranch Christopher Faddoul found out he was playing quarterback on varsity for the first time about, oh, two seconds before Friday’s kickoff against Tampa Bay Tech. He had been called over while loosening up his leg — he’s the kicker — to run two plays ...
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    Mon. Sept. 22, 2014 at 8:39 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • HomeTeam 25: Puns and pigskin, a perfect combo

    HomeTeam 25: Puns and pigskin, a perfect combo 1. (1) Armwood (4-0) Last week: Beat Robinson 28-6 This week: vs. Jefferson Lowdown: The Hawks stretched their win streak against Tampa Bay competition to 19 games, but on a rainy, rainy night, the defense was overshadowed by Noah’s arc on his throws.   2. (2) East Lake (4-0) Last ...
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    Mon. Sept. 22, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Hillsborough Game of the Week: Plant 20, Bloomingdale 6

    Hillsborough Game of the Week: Plant 20, Bloomingdale 6 VALRICO — There were fumbles and interceptions. More fumbles and wet footballs heaved off target into the pouring rain with wet hands. More fumbles and a slew of penalties and touchdowns that didn’t count and dropped passes and more fumbles. Then there was Patrick Brooks. For three quarters, Plant and ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 1:27 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Sunlake vs. Springstead: Clash of dynamic defenses

    Springstead and Sunlake, the two best defenses on the North Suncoast? Most likely. Last year, both teams combined for 10 shutouts and played a physical and ferocious brand of defense on the way to the Class 6A playoffs. So far this season, it has been no different. Sunlake is 3-0 ...
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    Thu. Sept. 18, 2014 at 1:37 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Midweek Grab Bag: Blowing John C. Cotey's mind one week at a time

    Midweek Grab Bag: Blowing John C. Cotey's mind one week at a time Welcome to the Midweek Grab Bag. We suggest you pour yourself a nice cool beverage, find a comfortable place to sit, and enjoy a nice bowl of numbers soup.  Grab Bag power rankings  Here are the 20 hottest things in high school football right now. 1. (1) Pinellas County football: ...
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    Wed. Sept. 17, 2014 at 11:23 a.m. | John C. Cotey

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